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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

The magnitude of vector A is 35.0 units and points in the direction 325° counterclockwise from the positive x-axis. Calculate the x- and y-components of this vector.

To determine
The x and y components of vector (A) .

Explanation

Given Info: The magnitude of vector (A) is 35units directed at 325° counterclockwise.

Explanation:

The vector representation is depicted below,

Formula to calculate the x component of the vector is,

Ax=Acosθ

  • Ax is the x-component of resultant vector
  • A is the resultant displacement
  • θ is angle

Substitute 35units for A , 35° for θ to find Ax .

Ax=(+35units)(cos(35°))=28.7units

Thus, the x component of the vector (Ax) is 28.7units .

The y component of the vector (Ay)

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